Okay guys. I have an annoying problem that I think should be simple to fix but I am not seeing it. We have a Netflix streaming account and it works fine 99% of the time. Whenever we have had trouble it is usually due to something in the router not letting our devices connect to the Netflix servers.
We have two devices in addition to our pcs that connect to Neftlix. A Samsung BD-C5500 and new Playstation3. These both worked fine till my daughters fiddled with the network cable that connected them to the router. We have one patch cable we had been switching between devices since I don't have a switch located next to the tele. Well, not yet anyway. Well I did not know this and I went to use the Samsung and promptly got a "no internet capability" warning or something similar. No problem I thought. I will just reconnect the cable and it should be fine. Not so fast. Now it would not connect at all. It said it was taking too long and to try again. Just for giggles I tried it on the wife's netbook and it started playing a television show immediately so I knew it was some issue of getting through the router so the devices could "see" Netflix. All the other streaming services like Hulu and Pandora worked so I knew it was a Netflix network issue.
Okay fine. I have been through this before. I went to my Netflix account and deactivated the PS3 and the Samsung. I rebooted the router completely with the cat6 patch cable removed. Still no dice. I uninstalled the Netflix app from the ps3 and reinstalled it and sure enough, I got a screen to enter my login information for Netflix and it still tells me it is unable to connect. I know the console is connected because I can go through the "playon" interface and watch my queue just fine.
What is going on? I cannot use Playon forever because it is a two week trial and I doubt I will keep it. I also do not like its interface. I did just go back into the Samsung's menu system and this time it flashed me a code to enter into Netflix's site. It worked. The BluRay is back up and running. But what to do with the PS3? This is infuriating. I need to have it up and going because my oldest daughter will take one of the devices to use in her room. Can someone suggest ANYTHING to get this back on track?
Again, just for clarity. The PS3 is online when the patch cable is plugged in. The network tests prove a connection. The Netflix app will NOT connect to allow viewing of my instant play queue.